BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBERS: Ontario records slight increase in new COVID-19 cases

La Santé publique du Québec a tenu un point de presse, jeudi matin, pour rassurer la population concernant l'épidémie de coronavirus. Les autorités rappellent qu'aucun cas n'a été confirmé en sols québécois. Quatre personnes ont subi des tests qui se sont révélés négatifs. Le risque qu'un voyageur importe le virus ici est jugé faible, tout comme le risque de transmission de la maladie advenant un éventuel cas positif, selon le directeur national de la Santé publique, Horacio Arruda.

Ontario is reporting 1,563 new cases of COVID-19 today compared to 1,172 new cases yesterday.
 
The seven-day average coming into today was 1,675.
 
Toronto is reporting 584 new cases - compared to 444 yesterday
Peel Region is reporting 265 new cases - compared to 199 yesterday
York Region is reporting 132 new cases - compared to 110 yesterday
 
A total of 64,467 tests were completed. According to the province, the per cent of tests coming back positive is at 2.6 per cent which is the lowest we've seen since October 24th. The seven-day average was 3.81 per cent coming into today.
 
There were sadly 88 new deaths.
36 of the deaths came in long-term care residents.
(1 new death in 20-39 age group, 2 deaths in 40-59, 32 deaths in 60-79, 53 deaths in people 80+)  
 
Number of people in hospital is 1,101 compared to 1,066 yesterday (35 person increase)
Number of people in ICU is 323 compared to 336 yesterday
Number of people on ventilators is 241 compared to 254 yesterday.
 
There were 1,956 resolved cases meaning there are fewer people currently infected with the virus. There's now 16,330 people currently infected with COVID-19.
 
Vaccine doses administered:
For the day: 6,724
Total doses administered: 355,055
Number of people fully vaccinated (two doses): 80,977